The Institute of Molecular Biology at the University of Oregon is an interdisciplinary research community, founded in 1959, dedicated to investigating biological questions at the molecular level. Our collaborative and interactive Institute brings together—from the Departments of Biology, Chemistry and Biochemistry, and Physics—scientists using diverse approaches and state-of-the-art facilities. The rich research environment provides exceptional training opportunities for young scientists. To join the IMB as a graduate student, see the Graduate Admissions page.
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Guillemin Lab research
Micrograph of an adult zebrafish intestine, with bacteria visualized by fluorescent in situ hybridization in red, host cell nuclei in blue and tissue autofluorescence in green. Guillemin Lab. Research in Microbiology, (2007) 158: 2-9.

Recent IMB Research Publications

StructureStructural basis for regulation of Arp2/3 complex by GMF.
Nature Struct Mol Biol Aug 2013
Nolen Lab

Upcoming IMB Events

Apr 25 Student Seminar Justin Hotter
Apr 29 IMB Seminar John Boylan, Celgene Research
May 2 Student Seminar Tasha Joy
May 6 IMB Seminar Aaron McGee, USC

For time and location, please see the IMB Calendar.

Pete von Hippel Graduate Scholar Award

The Pete von Hippel Graduate Scholar Award was established in 2009 as part of our IMB 50th Anniversary Celebration and Symposium, to honor Pete von Hippel's contributions to the IMB and to recognize each year an outstanding senior graduate student. To learn more about this award, and to make donations, go to the von Hippel Award website.

IMB News

Chris Doe has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences! Read more...

The Institute of Molecular Biology and Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry welcome new faculty member Mike Harms starting in Fall 2013!

Eric Selker has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences! Read more...

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